Perhaps the time has come for Stop Norwich Urbanisation to again re-iterate that this group of community representatives is NOT against building new homes. It seems no matter how many times we say this there are others who prefer to brand us as activists who are against all growth. We are just a group of local people who got together to voice the concerns of the majority of the local community who are opposed to the building of an enormous, so-called 'eco-town' in Rackheath and the Northern Distributor Road which was resurrected solely to act as a service road for this massive development.
Stop Norwich Urbanisation would prefer our local planners to adopt the dispersal option, favoured by South Norfolk District Council, which supports the sustainable growth of our villages and towns and allows the local services such as schools, shops and pubs to thrive in growing communities and encourages the establishment of local industries too. This might not have the 'wow factor' of an eco-town but it destroys less of the Norfolk countryside and farmland. It might not be the preferred option of developers who need large scale building to bring them the profits they have been used to but it is surely the right option for Norfolk which has the tradition of agriculture and tourism which has secured its wealth for past generations and hopefully for future generations too.